Parents! We officially have a YouTube channel and Facebook page so that kids can see weekly videos with us in them! Click one of the buttons below to get there!
PF Kids Ministry -
As you're aware, we unfortunately cannot hold a physical service over the next few weeks due to regulations in regards to the Coronavirus. However, we still want your kids to be fed the Word of God, so on behalf of the Youth and Kidz at Westside, we are providing a months worth of resources and recommendations below that can help your students grow in their relationship with Christ on Sundays and beyond leading up to Easter:
Church live stream Sundays at 10AM, Wednesdays at 7PM: https://video.ibm.com/channel/wfwctv
Ages 1 - 4:
Week 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsiZB1unfyM
Ages 5 - 12:
Daily devotionals posted on @refugejacksonville instagram
Weekly Wednesday night teachings posted on @refugejacksonville instagram around 7PM
Sunday morning service streamed at: https://video.ibm.com/channel/wfwctv
FREE MOVIE 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzotFAOCZ7M&t=940s
FREE MOVIE 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfldY6ChOuI&t=2019s
FREE MOVIE 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7usORKzMGA
FREE TV SHOW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cQD7UGFBpE
FREE TV SHOW 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG8dsVjknYs
Video testimonies: https://www.youtube.com/user/iamsecondHQ/featured
We highly encourage you as parents to use these resources, and weeks away from a physical church building, to continue to develop or begin to implement daily Bible study habits with your children and in your family as a whole. Below are some additional recommendations for all ages that can be enjoyed daily and will be especially helpful and doable with many parents working from home:
Download Bible app on the App Store on your phone, iPad, etc. Many translations are available within the app (ICB and NLT translation are easiest for children in our opinion). The app also offers Biblical video content for all ages.
Family devotion in the morning: Ask each member of the family prayer requests, pray over them, read a verse at breakfast, and go around the table and have everyone say what that verse means to them. Have some type of reward for those who can memorize the verse and say it without help by the end of the day.
Family devotion at lunch: Start with prayer, read a chapter or passage/story from the Bible, and go around the table and have everyone say one thing that God showed them.
Family devotion at dinner: Start with prayer, have each member of the family say a praise report (something good that God did that day), see who memorized the Bible verse and give a prize to all kids who memorized it without help.
Bedtime: Pray with all the children, consider reading a Bible story, or watching a Bible-based video before bedtime.
Print off Christian coloring sheets and worksheets for your kids to do.
Purchase a Christian book that the whole family can go through together.
Watch Christian movies with the family
Please consider implementing as many of these habits as possible, throughout the weeks of absence, and even after we can physically congregate again. These are simply good habits to keep Jesus Christ at the center of your family because "If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand" (Mark 3:25 NIV).
Here is how to give your tithes and offering to Westside Family Worship Center via online: https://clear-give.com/egive3/index.cfm?page=donate
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WITH KIDS RANGING FROM PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL, as not everyone in our church has signed up to get our emails. We want to make sure that we reach as many young families in our church and even beyond with this email, so that kids can come to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus!
We look forward to seeing you physically in service ASAP, please join with us in prayer that this Coronavirus can be destroyed in Jesus name, and that people come to know Jesus through this. What the devil has sent for destruction, God will use for His glory! If you need anything or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at the number below. We are still holding normal office hours Monday - Thursday 9AM-4PM.
Pastor Judah & Gabriella Lupisella
Westside Family Worship Center
904 - 771 - 6424